Total Jazz

Fantagraphics Books
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Blutch riffs on two quintessentially American art forms in this collection of jazz-themed comics.

In this freewheeling collection of short stories and vignettes, the famed French cartoonist examines not only the music, but the nature of the jazz sub-culture. The grumpy festival goer, the curmudgeonly collector, and many other fan “types” are the targets of his unerring gimlet eye. Drawn in a range of styles as improvisational as Coltrane and Mingus ― everything from loose linework to tight pen and ink to gestural pencils ― Blutch captures the excitement of live performance, the lovelorn, and the Great Jazz Detective, who is out but not down.

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About the author

Christian Hincker, better known by his pseudonym Blutch, is aFrench cartoonist who has been a prominent figure in European comics since thelate 1980s. Known for his scratchy pen-and-pencil drawings and masterfulstorytelling, Blutch won the Grand Prix at Angouléme in 2009, and was thepresident of the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival.

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Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
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Published on
Feb 14, 2018
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Pages
96
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ISBN
9781683960867
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
Comics & Graphic Novels / Nonfiction / General
Literary Collections / Essays
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Eligible for Family Library

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